NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 29, 2019, Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) had announced the transfer of primary listing for sixteen iPath Exchange Traded Notes from NYSE and NASDAQ to CBOE. Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) announced today that the NASDAQ exchange (the “Exchange”) has notified Barclays that as an issuer Barclays did not comply with the NASDAQ listing rule 5840(j) (the “Rule”) that requires an issuer that chooses to voluntarily delist its securities to notify NASDAQ at least 10 days prior to filing a Form 25 and publish notice of the intent to delist, along with the reasons for the delisting, via press release. In addition, the Rule requires that an issuer include in its notice to NASDAQ and press release if the issuer has received notice from NASDAQ that the securities to be delisted are currently failing to comply with one or more of the continued listing standards.
The original press release related to transfer of listing did not include a disclosure regarding the notice from NASDAQ that the two ETNs iPath® US Treasury 5-year Bull ETN (ticker symbol: DFVL) and iPath® US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN (ticker symbol: DTUL)] do not meet the continued listing standards of the exchange, as Barclays had previously announced on February 22, 2019 and April 24, 2019, respectively.
As announced in the transfer of listing press release, Barclays has already transferred the primary listing venue for iPath US Treasury 5-year Bull ETN (NASDAQ Symbol: DFVL) and iPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN (NASDAQ Symbol: DTUL)] from NASDAQ to the CBOE Exchange on May 13, 2019.
The ETNs are riskier than ordinary unsecured debt securities and have no principal protection. The ETNs are unsecured debt obligations of the issuer, Barclays Bank PLC, and are not, either directly or indirectly, an obligation of or guaranteed by any third party. An investment in the ETNs involves significant risks, including possible loss of principal, and may not be suitable for all investors.
Daily redemptions at the option of the holders of the ETNs continue to stay open. The prospectus relating to the ETNs can be found on EDGAR, the SEC website at: www.sec.gov, as well as on the respective product websites at www.iPathETN.com/DFVLprospectus and www.iPathETN.com/DTULprospectus.
Barclays Bank PLC is the issuer of iPath® ETNs and Barclays Capital Inc. is the issuer’s agent in the distribution. For further information, please instruct your broker/advisor/custodian to email us at email@example.com or alternatively, your broker/custodian can call us at: 1-212-528-7990.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com
Selected Risk Considerations
An investment in the iPath ETNs described herein involves risks. Selected risks are summarized here, but we urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under “Risk Factors” in the applicable prospectus supplement and pricing supplement.
You May Lose Some or All of Your Principal: The ETNs are exposed to any decrease in the level of the underlying index between the inception date and the applicable valuation date. Additionally, if the level of the underlying index is insufficient to offset the negative effect of the investor fee and other applicable costs, you will lose some or all of your investment at maturity or upon redemption, even if the value of such index has increased. Because the ETNs are subject to an investor fee and any other applicable costs, the return on the ETNs will always be lower than the total return on a direct investment in the index components. The ETNs are riskier than ordinary unsecured debt securities and have no principal protection.
Credit of Barclays Bank PLC: The ETNs are unsecured debt obligations of the issuer, Barclays Bank PLC, and are not, either directly or indirectly, an obligation of or guaranteed by any third party. Any payment to be made on the ETNs, including any payment at maturity or upon redemption, depends on the ability of Barclays Bank PLC to satisfy its obligations as they come due. As a result, the actual and perceived creditworthiness of Barclays Bank PLC will affect the market value, if any, of the ETNs prior to maturity or redemption. In addition, in the event Barclays Bank PLC were to default on its obligations, you may not receive any amounts owed to you under the terms of the ETNs.
The Underlying U.S. Treasury Note or Bond Yield May Increase, Decrease or Remain Unchanged Over the Term of Your ETNs: The return on your ETNs is linked to the performance of the underlying index, which corresponds to changes in the underlying U.S. Treasury note or bond yield. Changes in the underlying U.S. Treasury note or bond yield are affected by a number of unpredictable factors, and such factors may cause the underlying U.S. Treasury note or bond yield to increase, decrease or remain unchanged over the term of your ETNs.
There is No Guarantee that the Index Level Will Decrease or Increase by 1.00 Point For Every 0.01% Change in the Level of the Underlying U.S. Treasury Note or Bond Yield: Reasons why this might occur include: market prices for underlying U.S. Treasury note or bond futures contracts may not capture precisely the underlying changes in the U.S. Treasury note or bond yield; the index calculation methodology uses approximation; and the underlying U.S. Treasury note or bond weighting is rebalanced monthly.
Due to the Index Multiplier, Any Changes in the Value of Your ETNs Will Not Occur at the Same Rate as the Corresponding Changes in the Value of the Underlying Index: The ETNs apply an index multiplier, the effect of which is to adjust and invert the rate at which the value of the ETNs changes in response to changes in the underlying index level.
Market and Volatility Risk: The market value of the ETNs may be influenced by many unpredictable factors and may fluctuate between the date you purchase them and the maturity date or redemption date. You may also sustain a significant loss if you sell your ETNs in the secondary market. Factors that may influence the market value of the ETNs include prevailing market prices of the U.S. stock or U.S. Treasury markets, the index components included in the underlying index, and prevailing market prices of options on such index or any other financial instruments related to such index; and supply and demand for the ETNs, including economic, financial, political, regulatory, geographical or judicial events that affect the level of such index or other financial instruments related to such index.
A Trading Market for the ETNs May Not Develop: Although the ETNs are listed on NASDAQ, a trading market for the ETNs may not develop and the liquidity of the ETNs may be limited, as we are not required to maintain any listing of the ETNs.
No Interest Payments from the ETNs: You will not receive any interest payments on the ETNs.
Restrictions on the Minimum Number of ETNs and Date Restrictions for Redemptions: You must redeem at least 20,000 ETNs of the same series at one time in order to exercise your right to redeem your ETNs on any redemption date. You may only redeem your ETNs on a redemption date if we receive a notice of redemption from you by certain dates and times as set forth in the product prospectus. Notwithstanding the foregoing, beginning after the close of trading on September 4, 2018, we have waived the minimum redemption amount so that you may exercise your right to redeem your ETNs on any redemption date with no minimum amount. Our waiver of the minimum redemption amount will be available to any and all holders of the ETNs on such early redemption dates and will remain in effect until we announce otherwise. We may, at any time and in our sole discretion, make further modifications to the minimum redemption amount, including, among others, to reinstate the minimum redemption amount of 20,000 ETNs for all redemption dates after such further modification. Any such modification will be applied on a consistent basis for all holders of the ETNs at the time such modification becomes effective.
Uncertain Tax Treatment: Significant aspects of the tax treatment of the ETNs are uncertain. You should consult your own tax advisor about your own tax situation.
The ETNs may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. There are restrictions on the minimum number of ETNs you may redeem directly with the issuer as specified in the applicable prospectus. Commissions may apply and there are tax consequences in the event of sale, redemption or maturity of ETNs. Sales in the secondary market may result in significant losses.
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